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Over 40 killed in factory fire in Delhi

In the case of a large fire in an Indian factory, according to authorities details of at least 43 people were killed. In addition, more than a dozen injured were taken to hospitals, most of them, poisoning with flue gas, such as a fire brigade spokesman said.

The fire broke out in a densely populated quarter of the metropolis of New Delhi. In the case of most of the Victims are reported to be workers who had on different floors of the factory building slept, and at dawn of the flames have been surprised.

According to preliminary findings, a short-circuit could have triggered the fire, said a police spokesman. It had been manufactured in the factory in front of all bags, bottles and toys. For what customers the products were produced, could not tell the police at first. This is part of further investigations. In the building there had been a highly combustible plastic and paper, which many of the toxic gases can be formed.

According to the news Agency ANI, about 30 fire-fighting vehicles of fire brigade were used. According to rescuers, the flames were extinguished, the salvage work went further, because in the verrussten building additional victims were suspected.

Delhi head of the government, promises of money payments

Prime Minister Narendra modi reacted in horror to the fire disaster and the families of the victims his condolences. The devastating fire was "extremely appalling", wrote modi on Twitter. The authorities were trying all kinds of auxiliary services.

the head of The government New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, had announced that the families of each victim, the equivalent to nearly 12 700 Euro and the injured per 1270 Euro.

accidents and fires in Indian factories are common, as safety standards are often flouted. Lack of fire protection devices, lack of emergency exits and outdated electrics are not uncommon, the numbers of victims thus often high. In September, the factory in the West of the country were killed in several explosions at a chemical more than a dozen people have been killed, the number of injured was much higher. (sda/red)

Created: 08.12.2019, 08:58 PM

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